Nike Benassi JDI Slide Review

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When you think of Nike shoes you are probably thinking about sneakers and sports shoes which are what the brand famous, but they are far more than that. They strive to make the best possible products for everyone, not just athletes. Nike makes more than just sneakers and sandals, they produce articles of clothing and accessories as well. The Nike Benassi JDI Slide strap-on sandals are just one more of their amazing footwear line that customers adore. Whether you are looking for something to slip on your feet after the big game or to wear in the locker room before you workout these sandals will have you covered with their comfortable footbed and grooved textures to give you a mini foot massage with every step that you take. Not only are they comfortable but they are made to last, no need to worry about having to replace them after only a couple of wears. Customers have mentioned that they seem to run a bit large so that is something that you might want to keep in mind when you are picking up a pair of these sandals. The leather strap of the sandals have been known to stretch out a little after some time, but the adjustable strap will help with that minor inconvenience. You can get these in a plain and solid style or you can opt for a pop of color, some prefer to go with one of the many patterned designs, no matter what look you are going for you are sure to find something that will fit your style and personality. They really do have something for everyone. Overall, these are a great pair of sandals that most reviewers love and would recommend.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Comfortable underfoot feel
  • Decent traction
  • Adjustable foot strap
  • Affordable price tag
  • Long-lasting durability
  • Plethora of colors
  • Great casual sandals
  • Decent arch support
Cons
  • Ill-fitting sandal
  • Stretches out over time
  • Sizes run too small
Comfort

Comfort

One of the best things about the Nike Benassi JDI Slide sandals, according to most customers, is just how comfortable they really are. As long as you get a pair that fits you properly your feet will be happy all day long. They have a foam sole that gives you a decent amount of cushioning as well as a grooved pattern along the bottom of the shoes. These patterns are designed to help increase your comfort level by giving you a tiny little foot massage with every step that you take.

The adjustable foot strap will allow you to customize the fit of your sandals for a more comfortable walking experience. The strap itself is made out of leather and has a jersey lining underneath it to give you a softer feeling on your feet which will help prevent rubbing and blisters. Overall, customers just love how comfy and cozy these shoes are on their feet after a long day.
Durability

Durability

When it comes to sandals you are going to want to make sure you find something that is going to last. You do not want to have to worry about spending your money on a pair of shoes only to have them fall apart or break on you within the first couple weeks. That is not going to happen with the Nike Benassi JDI Slide Sandals. They are designed with durability in mind. The foot strap is made out of leather with a jersey lining to ensure they are not going to fall apart. The bottom section of the sandals is made of a soft foam that is designed to last, you will not have to worry about the cushioning wearing down prematurely or the soles wearing down.

When it comes to buying shoes you tend to get what you pay for, but sometimes you get lucky. Even though these sandals have an affordable price tag does not mean that they are cheaply made. Customers are happy with the length of use they get out of wearing these great shoes.
Flexibility

Flexibility

The soft foam sole of the Nike Benassi JDI Slide sandals ensures that you will get a flexible underfoot feeling that your feet will thank you for. You will have the freedom to move your feet as freely and naturally as possible without sacrificing the support and protection you would need from your shoes. The adjustable foot strap gives you a little more freedom to change how these are going to fit on your feet to ensure you get the perfect fit for your feet. If you have them strapped too tightly you are going to have less freedom to move than if you have them loosened. Overall, though, the soft and lightweight materials that make up the sandals allow for an amazing amount of flexibility while you are wearing them.
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Nike Benassi JDI Slide strap on sandals is made out of foam cushioning and a rubber bottom. The outsole has a textured design on the bottom to help ensure you have an adequate amount of traction when you are on the go. If you are wearing this in a locker room before or after a big game or practice you are going to want to ensure that they will be able to keep their grip on a possibly wet floor, and these sandals will come through. The rubber sole can hold quite the grip on both wet and dry surfaces. You might not want to venture out onto gravel roads or wooded paths in these shoes as they will not give you a whole lot of underfoot protections due to the soft and comfortable sole, but if you are sticking to rather flat and non-abrasive surfaces then these will be just fine for you.
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Nike Benassi JDI Slide sandals is made out of lightweight foam to help ensure that your feet stay comfortable all day while you are wearing them, giving you a pleasant underfoot experience. The footbed also features a pleasant textured design that will help massage your feet a little with every step you take. The textured design, however, serves more than that one purpose. It will also help give you a little bit of traction inside of your shoes. Aiding in keeping your feet firmly in place so you do not slide right out of your sandals. They are designed to give you optimal underfoot comfort and they have succeeded at this task.
Style

Style

The Nike Benassi JDI Slide sandals are available is a huge variety of colors and designs, there is sure to be something that will best fit your style and personality. Whether you are looking for a solid colored shoe, solid color with the Nike logo, a printed, or patterned pair of sandals these ones are going to have you covered. They come in both men's and women's sizes and styles. Most of the styles tend to be just a solid color with the Nike name and swoosh logo in a different color, there are a few solid colored sandals, without the logo. No matter what color or style you are in the market for these Nike's will probably have it. There really is something for everyone.
Support

Support

The Nike Benassi JDI Slide sandals offer a decent amount of support while you are wearing them. They do have some arch support which is very much appreciated. Some customers mentioned that they wished there was a bit more support to them, but for the most part their arches were happy with what they had available to them. When compared to other similar sandals on the market today, these shoes have a great deal of cushioning under the arches, mostly because many of the competitors simply do not have any support.

The adjustable strap also plays a huge roll in the support of these shoes. You are going to want to make sure that they fit you snuggly and securely and that strap will help you do that. As long as you have the proper fit, combined with the textured pattern inside the sandals, you will not have to worry about your feet slipping and sliding around inside of your shoes or having your feet potentially falling out of them.
Weight

Weight

The Nike Benassi JDI Slide sandals are made using lightweight materials so you do not have to feel like you are walking around with weights attached to the bottoms of your feet. When you are wearing these types of sandals it is nice not having any unnecessary weight to them as the heavier they are the more difficult it will be to actually wear them and walk around comfortably. There is unfortunately not a whole lot of information on what the exact weight of these shoes are and the weight is going to fluctuate between different styles and sizes, but consumers can agree that they do not weigh a whole lot and that they feet light and airy on their feet.
Fit

Fit

Many customers have complaints about the sizing of these sandals and the way that they fit. The biggest complaint seems to be that they are running way too small so that is something that you are going to want to keep in mind when you are purchasing them, customers are recommending that you go up about one full size to ensure you get a decent fit. It is important that you get a pair that is going to fit you properly, not only so you can get the most out of the comfort but also so you can get the support and stability you will need while wearing them. The Nike Benassi JDI Slide sandals should fit your feet snuggly so your feet will not fall out of them, but you do not want them to be too tight as to cut into your feet. They do feature an adjustable strap across the top of your foot to help ensure you get a better and more comfortable fit.

Something else that you might want to keep in mind when purchasing these shoes is that a couple of customers mentioned they can start to stretch out after some time, which will then cause them to become too loose and big on your feet. It seems to be really hit or miss when it comes to the sizing of these shoes.
Versatility

Versatility

The Nike Benassi JDI Slide sandals are great for those looking for something casual to hang out in. They are perfect for wearing in the locker room before a game, slipping into after your workout, for a stroll on the beach, or on a road trip with your friends, these shoes are going to fit right in.

They are casual and will not fit in that great in a business setting, so you might want to find something else to wear into the office or on date night. They will, however, be the perfect fit for those who want something low key and comfortable. Many customers will buy multiple pairs of these sandals in a variety of colors so they can make sure they have something for every occasion and every outfit.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are in the market for a great pair of sandals that are going to last then you have come to the right place. The Nike Benassi JDI Slide sandals are designed with comfort and durability in mind. The soft foam footbed will give you all day comfort while the patterned grooves on the bottom will give you a little foot massage while you are out and about. Some customers are unhappy with the way these fit, stating that they are running a bit small and you should go up about a half to full size when purchasing. Assuming you get the correct size for the perfect fit, customers have no complaints about the all-day comfort they will receive from these. Coming in a plethora of colors you are sure to find something that works for you. Customers adore these sandals and would recommend them to others.